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Table 4 Independent risk factors for malignancy in follicular or Hürthle cell neoplasms

From: Preoperative serum thyroglobulin concentration as a predictive factor of malignancy in small follicular and Hürthle cell neoplasms of the thyroid gland

Factor Subgroup Odds ratio 95% confidence interval
Sex Female 1 1.15 to 5.75
Male 2.57
Serum Tg concentration (ng/ml) 79 or less 1 1.30 to 4.25
80 or more 2.35
  1. The likelihood of malignancy as calculated by logistic regression (model summary: chi-square: 13.747; 2 degrees of freedom; P = 0.002; -2 log likelihood of 263.32).